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MercyAscot Endoscopy

Private Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver), General Surgery, Respiratory


Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

46 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Endoscopy is the process of looking inside body cavities, using a very tiny camera attached to the end of a long, flexible tube (endoscope). Images from the camera are sent to a television monitor so that the doctor can direct the movement of the endoscope. It is also possible to pass different instruments through the endoscope to allow small samples or growths to be removed.

Endoscopy allows a doctor to make a diagnosis either by seeing directly what is causing the problem or by taking a small tissue sample for examination under a microscope (biopsy).

Endoscopy can also be used as a treatment e.g. for removal of swallowed objects in the oesophagus (food pipe), removal of polyps or lesions, rechecking healing of lesions etc.


Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

Referral Expectations

Referrals are made either:

  • directly through a consultant or
  • directly through a GP (General Practitioner). There is a direct referral system whereby patients visit their GP then contact the Mercy Endoscopy Service and book a procedure either with a named consultant or by choosing a specific day and time.

Click on the following link to view our referral form.

Operating from our two convenient locations in Epsom and Takapuna, our team of professional and highly experienced endoscopy nurses provide outstanding care for patients and have a relentless commitment to quality.

To book an appointment at our Epsom clinic call 09 623 5725 or email

To book an appointment at our North Shore clinic call 09 486 4346 or email


For all costings of endoscopy procedures, contact the Endoscopy Unit where you will be given a detailed description of costs involved and the process for payment.

If you have a medical insurance policy we recommend that you contact your insurance company and inform them of your pending procedure and request a prior approval number. Otherwise a full estimated deposit is required on admission, prior to the procedure commencing. Your endoscopy account will be completed and available on discharge.


Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

46 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Procedures / Treatments

  • Gastroscopy

    Gastroscopy is a visual examination of the lining of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More PDF

  • Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy is a visual examination of the lining of your large bowel (colon) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a small camera on the end).… More PDF

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)

    ERCP is a technique used to study the ducts (drainage routes) of the gallbladder, pancreas and the liver (the drainage channels from the liver are called bile ducts).  A duodenoscope (long, thin, flexible tube-like instrument) is passed through the mouth, oesophagus and stomach into the duodenum (first part of the… More PDF

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Visiting Hours

Patients coming for an endoscopy procedure can be accompanied into the Unit by family or a friend. Most patients stay in the Unit for approximately 2 to 3 hours and are then discharged home in the care of a responsible adult. Most patients having an endoscopy procedure will have intravenous medication which means that you cannot drive or operate machinery for 12 hours after the procedure.

Visiting is by arrangement. All patients wishing to have visitors can discuss this on admission or please contact the Endoscopy Unit on (09) 623 5725 for Mercy Hospital, Epsom or (09) 486 4346 for 46 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna.


Refreshments are given to the patient after the procedure and according to the doctor's instructions.

For family and friends there is a hospital cafeteria on site. Please ask at the Endoscopy office and directions will be given.

Contact Details

Mercy Hospital, 98 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland

Central Auckland

7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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46 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

North Auckland

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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This page was last updated at 2:54PM on October 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by MercyAscot Endoscopy.